Tudor parliament + government

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    • Henry VII
      • justices of the peace and sheriffs were introduced
        • assisted in maintaining stability in local government
      • council in the north, council in wales
        • reduced volatility of these areas, did not fully solve problem
      • Privy council
        • replaced Richard's men with his own
          • core group of trustworthy members
      • council learned in the law
        • controversial, widely disliked, run by non-nobles
          • Debt collectors:   empson and dudley
          • Bonds + recognisances
        • enforced kings power as feudal lord
          • reduced power of nobility
            • controversial, widely disliked, run by non-nobles
              • Debt collectors:   empson and dudley
              • Bonds + recognisances
      • Act of Attainder
      • Act of Resumption: 1486
      • Acts of parliament against illegal retaining in 1487 + 1504
      • King's council or Great council
      • Count of Requests= poor man
      • Court of General Surveyors
    • Henry VIII
      • Cromwell
        • Reduces size of privy council
        • Revolution
          • Act of Union: 1536
            • Shires
              • 2 JP's + a sheriff
            • Welsh MP's in parliament
            • religious + law continuity
          • Act in restraints of Annates: 1534
          • Act in restraints of Appeals: 1533
          • Act of Supremacy: 1534
          • "Medieval to modern"- Elton
          • Act of dissolutions of monasteries: 1536
      • Wolsey
        • closed down some monasteries
        • Lord Chancellor: star chamber
        • Legate a later
        • Kicked minions out of court
    • Edward VI
      • sommerset: coup
      • Act of Uniformity: 1549-1552
      • Privy council
        • Split between catholics + protestants
    • Mary I
      • privy council divided again
      • used parliament to abolish edward's legislation
      • legal restoration of  Catholicism
      • counter-reformation
    • Elizabeth I
      • Religious settlement
        • Act of Supremacy: 1559
          • Same month
            • Act of uniformity: 1559
        • Act of uniformity: 1559
      • Privy council, engine of government
        • Right to veto
        • 12 councillors at a time
        • Cecil, Lord Burghley
      • Anglican Church

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